Table of Contents
  Index
  About the Poetess
  My Father's Country
  Azadi: 1989-1995
  The Yellow River
  Father
  Summer Rain
  Anantnag
  Mother's Day USA
  Mahtab
  Bride in Red
  Seasons
  Priya
  Refugee
  My Dream
  The City of Dread
  Kashmir Today
  Sukeshi has a Dream
  Autumn Rain
  The Story of Ganesha
  Washer Woman
  The Ever New Poet
  The Yogi
  The Rishi
  My Death
  Self Spectre
  Autumn Song
  Book in pdf format

Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

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SUKESHI  HAS  A  DREAM

and Other Poems of Kashmir

by Lalita Pandit

© Lalita Pandit, 1998

Sukeshi has a Dream and Other Poems of Kashmir is part of a larger poetry collection, about to be submitted to presses. The genesis of this volume has to do with Pandit's years of intense engagement with teaching literature and literary aesthetics in a cross cultural context, and her theoretical interest in the science of Aesthetics. Above all, this collection owes its existence to Pandit's strongly felt need for creative expression in the face of a violent erasure of the Past: Historical and Personal.

Poetic metaphor holds contradictory states of mind together. Poetic logic is paradoxical. Lyrical Poetry evokes the unspoken by inventing a speech pattern, a voice, a consciousness. It transforms the ordinary into something rare. Working on these poems has been an intensely joyful experience for Pandit, even when the content of many of these poems is sorrowful. Poetry converts sorrow into joy, loss into gain, past into present and future, history into myth, the private into the public.

 

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